I've just started to dabble with online language learning and one question seems to be on my mind constantly. The writing component is crucial in an English for Business course, eg. writing resumes, reports, memos, etc. Considering the current wave of technology, more and more people are too busy to attend face-to-face classes and thus are turning to online learning courses that can be taken at their own convenient time and place. Unlike classroom English where teachers are still around to guide students, these online courses lack that support. The question is, how will guidance be provided to the students during the writing component in the online course. Who checks what they have written? How will the students know whether they are writing the "right" way?
I would appreciate it if you could offer your thoughts or guide to some reading materials about this.
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